Where you mistreated in the Emergency Room?
When an individual goes to the emergency room, it is because they need urgent medical care and they expect to receive that care from the hospital’s healthcare professionals. When a patient sustains an injury due to an error or mistake while at the ER, however, there could be severe medical consequences.
If you or a loved was injured due to the negligent actions of a healthcare professional in an emergency room, you could be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. understand how an ER error could significantly impact your life. We have decades of experience helping clients seek compensation for their injuries. Our firm has successfully recovered millions of dollars from negligent parties that have caused our clients harm.
The dedicated Brooklyn emergency room error lawyers from our firm fight for patients’ rights when others have failed. Our seasoned legal team works in conjunction with medical experts to illustrate that the negligent actions of a healthcare provider caused a patient’s injuries and damages. We have the tools, knowledge, and resources to work on a contingency basis. Let our team advocate for your rights.
Reasons for Emergency Room Mistakes
Many factors contribute to emergency room errors including:
- High patient volume
- The need to multi-task
- Stress in the work environment
- The need to make quick life-saving decisions
- Miscommunication between providers
- Errors in registration
Types of Errors that Commonly Occur
An emergency room error could happen the moment a patient walks in the door or even after they leave. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most common emergency room error occurs due to diagnostic mistakes, which account for approximately 37 to 55 percent of all errors. A delayed, incorrect, or wrongful diagnosis represent diagnostic errors in the emergency room setting.
Other types of emergency room errors could include:
- Failure to order applicable tests such as x-rays or labs
- Inadequate training and knowledge
- Understaffed facilities
- Failure to disclose all risks for a course of treatment
- Medication errors such as the wrong dose, wrong medication, or wrong patient
- Failure to follow hospital protocol and procedure
- Surgical mistakes
A skilled Brooklyn emergency room error lawyer can review a medical malpractice claim to determine the direct cause of the mistake that lead to someone’s injuries and whether or not that person has a viable claim for compensation.
Recoverable Damages in a Brookyln ER Case
When a medical error occurs in an emergency room, multiple parties could bear responsibility. Doctors, nurses, aids, laboratory technicians, registration clerks, and other emergency room staff could be held liable for damages.
The objective of a lawsuit is to obtain financial recovery based on the damages, losses, and inconveniences the plaintiff has incurred. Our experienced attorneys can review the facts of a case and help calculate the damages the injured claimant may be eligible to recover.
Individuals may be eligible to recover compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement, medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, loss of consortium, and mental anguish.
Seek Help from a Brooklyn Emergency Room Error Attorney
Following an emergency room error, contact our knowledgeable team at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. We have over 35 years of experience helping individuals seek justice for their injuries.
A dedicated attorney with our firm could advocate for your rights in and out of the courtroom. Our team is experienced in speaking to witnesses, reviewing medical history, and gathering evidence to prove that negligence has occurred. We could also negotiate with opposing counsel and try to settle your case before going to trial.
Let a skilled Brooklyn emergency room error lawyer fight for you. We are available seven days a week by email, phone and in-person. Call today to get started.